Korvia Consulting - Teach English in Korea

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Dedicated Support: With You from the Beginning Till End.

Our #1 priority is you. We believe that by hiring qualified and dedicated teachers we can improve the overall quality of the Korean education as a whole. We are with you through the application process, at the airport when you arrive, and the last phone call you’ll receive if you decide to go back to your home country. We’ll be with you until the end!

About

Korvia Consulting is one of the largest and most trusted public school teacher placement agencies in South Korea. Since 2006, Korvia has offered teachers continual support from initial application, to their first day of school, to their final day in South Korea. Korvia is also one of the few agencies to be located in the nation's capital of Seoul allowing us uninterrupted communication as well as access to some of the best positions available.

Korvia works directly with the Korean government as well as education offices around the country and are an OFFICIAL PARTNER of the EPIK, GEPIK, and GOE programs.

Questions & Answers

Unfortunately, at this time the Korean government only issues E2 English teaching visas to those from one of the 7 native English speaking countries (USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, & New Zealand). Those that fall outside these citizenships can still come to South Korea as a student or tourist but unfortunately are not able to come as an English teacher. We hope that...
I was not married when I came to Korea, just engaged. That meant or situation was a bit more difficult because no one can guarantee that a couple that isn’t married will be placed together. Married couples are always brought to the same city and given one apartment together. People who are dating aren’t guaranteed that. With that said, Ann at Korvia really helped my fiancé and I. I told her my...
"A TEFL course of 100-hours or more is required to teach at a public school, with some programs such as GOE and Busan EPIK requiring a TEFL certification with an in-class component as well. Private Institutes and Hagwons do currently not require a TEFL certificate." You can find more information on requirements on their website https://www.korvia.com/korvia-faq/.
I can’t speak to whether Korvia helps with University positions as I didn’t have a position at a University. They may. But it is my understanding that positions at Universities are harder to come by. I have heard of people coming to Korea and teaching in middle schools and getting university positions once there. I don’t know anyone who came to Korea and taught at a university though. That’s...

Reviews

97%
based on 112 reviews
  • Benefits 9.6
  • Support 9.8
  • Fun 9.5
  • Facilities 9.5
  • Safety 9.7
  • Instruction 9
  • Support 8
  • Value 8
  • Difficulty 9
  • Job Assistance 9
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Belinda
10/10

Korvia will help you through it all

Korvia is the BEST recruiting company out there. Not only is it free, but they help you throughout the whole process and even after your placement. They’ll help you set up your bank account and sim card and they’re always willing to help with bumps in the road! The Korvia staff is so informative and always keep you up to date on everything they can. They’ll calm your nerves through a very long process. If you’re looking for reliable, safe support, Korvia is the way to go!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Rachel
10/10

Korvia is Stellar

Korvia Consulting is the best recruiting agency to help you find a fantastic ESL job in both South Korea and China. Korvia helped to make my application and transition process for South Korea much more straightforward and stress-free. I highly recommend using Korvia as your recruiting agency; they will provide you with services that you won't find with any other recruiter. Because of their services, I have transitioned to life in Korea much faster than I had anticipated.

How can this program be improved?
Become a worldwide company, because this company is fantastic!
Yes, I recommend this program
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Amy
10/10

Excellent Recruiting Service

This is my second year teaching English in South Korea and honestly Korvia is the best recruiter out of all the other recruiters I've used. Korvia went above and beyond my expectations.

My first year working in South Korea wasn't the best experience. When I applied to my first recruiter, they wanted to interview me right away and I also got the job right away. However after getting all my paperwork done, they basically ghosted me. After arriving in South Korea, I was expected to find my way to a hotel in Gangnam from Incheon Airport and all they wrote in the email was to find a black taxi to take me there. This was my first time in South Korea and I had no idea what to do or where to go! After ending my first year, I emailed the recruiter TWICE (one in Jan 2017 and another in June 2017) and asked for another position but they never responded to me both times.

But luckily I did NOT have this problem with Korvia. They were very professional throughout the entire recruiting process. They emailed me possible schools that fit my preferences and always emailed me back if an interview was successful or unsuccessful and why it was so. When I arrived back in Korea for my second year (I went back home for a year), Korvia very kindly arranged an airport pickup service despite my flight landing at 3am KST. It was definitely very helpful to have someone pick me up instead of lugging two big suitcases around looking for a way to get to my hotel.

Overall, I definitely recommend Korvia. I've had another recruiter put in their profile that I'm Korean-American even though I specifically stated that I am Vietnamese-American and had a directly rudely ask me in an interview why my parents never taught me Korean. Trust me. Korvia is doing something right and I would definitely use them again should I decide to stay another year in South Korea.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Emily
10/10

First time abroad

When I decided to move abroad to teach I didn’t know what recruitment programs were out there. I stumbled upon Korvia in a google search and was drawn to the thoroughness of their website and the fact that they worked directly with the Gyeongsangnamdo province in South Korea. I had already decided that I did not want to be in Seoul, and to know from the start that I could choose to be closer to Busan was an immediate win for me.

I was able to complete most of the initial process with just the information available on their website. You can find almost everything there. My recruiter was Brian Yun and he was always willing to help and answer questions. I was never left guessing about anything. Even after arriving in Korea, I received messages checking on me and seeing if I needed help with anything. I also received a lot of help from Daisy and other members of the team. They support you start to finish!

How can this program be improved?
I couldn’t have really asked for anything better than what Korvia provided for me. Moving over seas can be extremely expensive and intimidating, so having a team like Korvia to help is highly recommended!
Yes, I recommend this program
Avril
7/10

Korvia

The interview process was very thorough and the korvia team helped me to make choices with age ranges and cities.
Korvia offered me loads of great positions, they were ever so helpful throughout this process.
While in korea they make check ups visa email. The position given to me was brilliant I didn't need much more guidance.
I would highly recommend Korvia and choose them again in the future.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Kelly
10/10

KORVIA! The Second Time Around!

When I first moved to Korea 5 years ago I used Korvia. The process was daunting but Korvia stuck with me and supported me the entire way. Things got complicated and at one point I even lost a position due to some unforeseen occurrences, but my recruiter did not give up. I was placed at an amazing school and I stayed there for four years. Fast forward two years later, my second time in Korea and with a new school.

Ann Park helped me maneuver through some tricky paperwork and a sticky move. She was professional and attentive to my needs and concerns. This is what you want--an agency that really takes their time to get it right and help you every step of the way, even if you´re a vet like me. Living in a country where you can´t speak the language you will always need support.

Imagine how shocked I was to see all of my papers filled out and only needing my signature. My immigration appointment booked for me, and the moving van at my previous apartment waiting to take me to my new home.

Thanks again Korvia and thank you Ann! You really lifted a lot of stress off of my shoulders. Thanks again!

Best,
Kelly

Yes, I recommend this program
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Celeste
10/10

Highly Recommend Korvia

I travelled to South Korea this year (2018) with the help of Korvia Consulting. I was only with Korvia for two weeks and they found me a placement and a contract I was happy with. My recruiter was Jina Rhee and she was amazing, as was the whole team. Really professional and friendly. They were very organised and punctual and answered all my questions. They helped me get my documents processed very quickly and made sure I understood every step of the process. They made sure I had everything I needed and followed up with phone calls and e-mails once I arrived to make sure I was settling in okay, plus sent a gift to my work! I think they are a wonderful company full of very kind-hearted and professional people and would recommend them to anyone wanting to travel to Korea.

How can this program be improved?
Honestly, I don't think there is anything I would change. I was very happy with Korvia and would use them again in a heartbeat.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Sun
10/10

Second time

This was my second time looking for a job in Korea, and I used Korvia's services for both.

The job hunt was quick, and all the information I needed was provided when I needed it. The recruiters are pretty awesome and very professional.

Also, your relationship with Korvia does not end after you get a job. They are always there to support you, and it's good to know.

I don't know if Korvia is the best recruiter or not, since I have never gone through any other companies. I will say, the services provided to me were quite exceptional, and there isn't much left out, that I can think of, from them being at the top.

Thanks for the top notch work!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Angela
9/10

Thank You Korvia

Thanks to Korvia I was able to get the support I needed to successfully hand in all required documents to the EPIK program on time. They walked me through the process efficiently and in a timely manner. I was able to feel at ease because I knew a second pair of eyes had looked at all my documents in my application package and that they would be sent in on time. Thanks again Korvia for all of your help during the process!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Kimberly
10/10

Professional and Reputable

Korvia is a professional consulting agency that has helped me reach my dream of becoming a Native English Teach in South Korea.

The agency has guided me every step of the way, from submitting the proper documentations for my application to receiving a bank account and pre-paid phone plan upon arrival in Korea. I am grateful Korvia’s guidance and patience and have already recommended the agency to many friends. Shout out to Brian for being a great recruiter!

Yes, I recommend this program
Melika
9/10

Help all the way

I'm a recent EPIK teacher from the Spring 2018 group. My recruiter Brian Yun, has helped me tremendously with my process. I was living in Brazil when I applied, and I was offered support and was kept well informed of my status while there. It was an interesting transition, but the dedication of this team has proven time and time again how much they care the people who wish to go to EPIK through Korvia.

Thanks for everything!

Yes, I recommend this program
Morenikeji
10/10

Guardian Angel

I cannot thank Korvia enough for all their help with my application. Applying for EPIK can be quite daunting but KORVIA was with me every step of the way. And if EPIj doesn't work out for you, they offer alternatives that are reliable and fulfilling. The support doesn't end when you get to Korea however, they also support you while you're there with things like getting a sim card and a bank account. If you are looking for a recruiter for Korea, look no further than Korvia.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Brenna
10/10

Great company

Korvia Consulting is fantastic recruitment agency. They are professional and help you through your entire process of applying to work in Korea. I'm so happy I decided to go through them when it came to applying for the EPIK program, because I don't think I would be in South Korea now if it hadn't been for my recruiter who helped me through some very stressful situations. I would most definitely recommend them if you are looking into teaching in South Korea.

Yes, I recommend this program
Brittany
10/10

Great people with everything you need to know!

Brian was my recruiter and seriously helped me so much through the process. Like a lot of people, I ended up doing this process alone and without any former knowledge. Brian walked me through every step and was super patient when I was freaking out about the long wait times. EPIK even lost my application and Brian went out of his way to help make sure the issue was resolved. I would recommend Korvia to ANYONE thinking about coming to teach in Korea. They are the best!

Yes, I recommend this program
Mimi
10/10

A Godsend For A Clueless Foreigner

Korvia helped me tremendously as I began to show interest in teaching in South Korea. They found me a school in Suseong, Daegu, South Korea and communicated on my behalf to make sure everything went smoothly. Next thing I knew, I was on a plane to Incheon and a bus to Daegu. When I arrived a welcome kit came for me with essentials and Korvia stayed in contact with me. They didn't abandon me once I got to my school and I am thankful for that. I love the school I am at and am thankful that I had someone to help me find a school to teach at.

How can this program be improved?
I wish the recruiters would have a location closer to me. I live in Daegu and all of the events are located in Seoul which is quite a distance from me to visit.
Yes, I recommend this program

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About Korvia Consulting

Korvia Consulting is an ESL recruiting agency based in Seoul, South Korea that works with the Korean government (GEPIK, EPIK, GOE,) and commercial franchises and programs in China to place English teachers into public and private schools across the...